Bad! I'm a bad blogger these days. I have things to say, just simply don't feel like saying them. When the sun starts shining, the bees start buzzing and the flowers start blooming, it's really hard for me to sit down at the old computer. Weeds are calling, birds are chirping and sun needs soaking up. I hope you're all getting out, enjoying the beautiful weather and the company of friends and family. We went camping over the long weekend, up to Mt. St. Helens which is only a couple hours drive from home, but we had never done it before. Incredible, incredible sights. So intriguing and awe-inspiring. I would suggest a trip to the mountain for anyone coming to our Pacific Northwest. The devastation is still so staggering, even almost 30 years later. And beautiful. Here are a few shots from our local volcano. Enjoy!
This is miles away from the crater, but the mudflow came much farther than this point down the valley. Even with the re-planting of tree's and other vegetation, the mud and lava flow was so thick that it is still very apparent.
29 years later, pretty much still looks as if you've landed on the moon.
This is one of the many stumps on the mountain. The jaggedness is caused by the force of the volcanic blast and lava flow literally tearing the tree off the stump and flinging it up to 17 miles away.